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Discover what MEPs are working on by seeing keywords and categories emerging from their questions.

Discover what MEPs are working on by seeing keywords and categories emerging from their questions.

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Last Updated: 2017-01-31

About this classification:

The classification works on the corpus of all the parliamentary questions (oral and written) presented during the VIII term. The corpus is projected in a vector space where the dimensions are the keywords selected through a technique that involves the use of Markov Chains.
In this space, every text is represented by the TF-IDF (term frequency–inverse document frequency) vector.

On this vector space we've trained two different classifiers (svm and random forest). Combining the two classifiers we reach a precision of 81% on our test set.

As you may understand, classifying parliamentary texts involves knowledge of the domain, care when combining the classifiers and a high quality training. Even when all these elements are there, this semi-automatic classification can hardly be perfect, but it's good to continously try to improve it.

Every feedback and help is then more than welcome!

Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
Magic Circle
Fisheries Member pech
Security and Defence Substitute sede
Regional Development Substitute regi
Foreign Affairs Substitute afet

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2016/04/27 Access to treatment for haemophiliacs in the EU
2015/12/09 Request for access to Commission documents underpinning a change in policy direction on the Renewable Energy Directive that has caused Romania to lose significant inward investment
2015/10/07 Car manufacturers falsifying emission tests
2015/01/22 Access to cooperation and verification mechanism
2016/10/13 Sums allocated to Jordan for the Syrian refugee crisis
2016/02/10 According to Europol at least 10 000 refugee children are missing
2016/02/10 According to Europol at least 10 000 refugee children are missing
2016/02/29 Equal opportunities and rewards for sportspeople with disabilities
2016/02/29 Media freedom and pluralism
2015/09/02 Sea bass management
2016/06/30 Obstacles to labour mobility of Romanians within the EU
2016/02/29 VP/HR - Crimes against minorities in the Middle East
2014/11/28 Effective application of freedom of movement and unjustified barriers in access to the labour market in the EU
2016/06/17 Promoting the role of women in combating radicalisation and violent extremism
2015/12/10 Follow-up Directive Women on Board
2016/02/29 Deteriorating position of Crimean Tatars in Crimea
2015/12/09 Commission monitoring of alleged impacts of EU biofuel policy on third countries
2015/10/01 On the impact of EU use of bio-ethanol on third countries
2015/05/05 Labelling of fishery products
2015/03/09 Total ban on the use of languages other than the official language of Bulgaria during election campaigns
2016/06/30 Teacher exchange program - continuing professional development for teachers
2015/12/09 Small hydropower plants in Natura 2000 sites
2015/12/07 Conflict of interest vis-à-vis Commission staff serving in the Romanian Government
2014/12/22 VP/HR - Protection of the Romanian minority in Ukraine
2016/09/09 European solidarity and the fires in southern Europe
2016/06/21 The Rules of Procedure of the General Court and secret evidence
2016/02/29 European Migrant Smuggling Centre
2015/10/06 Erection of walls in Europe
2015/10/06 Banking fraud in Moldova
2015/07/02 Progress made in the implementation of the Recommendation on a Quality Framework for Traineeships
2016/12/19 Actions against foie gras
2016/04/28 LIFE programme funds and the Black Sea Sturgeon
2015/10/06 Illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing in the Black Sea
2016/11/14 Payments for Horizon 2020 researchers
2016/11/14 Situation in Italy after the earthquakes
2016/04/21 Situation of social rights in Greece
2016/01/21 Reasonable grounds for suspicion of irregularities on the part of the Norwegian child protection authority ('Barnevernet')